Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk commented on the confident victory over the Australian Olivia Gadeki in the second round of the Australian Open (6:2, 6:1).
“At the end of the match, it started to rain a little and I told myself that I had to finish this match as soon as possible. If I had delayed at least one game, I would not have forgiven myself.
In fact, I didn’t know what to expect from Olivia because I had never been to any tournament with her. I didn’t see her match of the first round, but I was preparing for this fight in the standard mode. I tried to play reliably, I think I succeeded. Thanks to the audience for their support, even though I beat the Australian.
Am I satisfied with the level of my tennis in Australia? To be honest, yes. I feel pretty good, there are no health problems. Although this is the first month of the season, it should be so (laughs – approx). Now I am enjoying what I love most in front of the best audience.
As for the next match with Jessica Pegula, we played in Cincinnati (7:6, 1:6, 2:6). I think she is one of the best tennis players at the moment, the rating shows it. But I think it will be a difficult match for both of us. I will try to show a good game, I hope they will come to support me,” said Kostyuk.